Fattah Announces $3 Million in Grants to End Veteran Homelessness

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has renewed $3 million in grant awards to two organizations in his district to support programs and services that will prevent and end veteran homelessness in Philadelphia


Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, has joined 105 other members of the House of Representatives in requesting an investigation as to whether the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Anti-Lobbying Act in promoting and seeking support for its “Waters of the United States” rule.  The lawmakers sent a letter to the EPA’s Inspector General asking that he determine if the EPA wrongfully used taxpayer funds to generate grassroots support for its regulatory agenda, and if the agenda violated the “publicity or propaganda” restrictions in federal law.

Congressman Brendan Boyle Fights for Full LGBT Equality

Congressman Brendan Boyle (PA-13) signed on as an original co-sponsor of the Equality Act, legislation to ban discrimination against LGBT individuals in public accommodations, housing, employment, and other core areas of daily life.

Congressman Fattah Announces Philadelphia as ConnectHome Demonstration City

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) announced today that Philadelphia has been selected for a new federal pilot program that seeks to accelerate high speed broadband adoption in communities across the United States. The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) ConnectHome initiative will develop collaborations between local governments, private companies, nonprofit organizations, and other interested stakeholders to produce locally-tailored solutions for narrowing the digital divide and bringing affordable, high-speed internet access to more low-income Americans. Philadelphia was one of five Promise Zones chosen for the program.


Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a case involving the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its restrictions on certain power plant emissions. The court ruled that the EPA failed to take into consideration the cost for energy producers to comply with the new limits before enforcing the new rules

Rothfus: EPA must be stopped

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] issued the following statement in support of House passed legislation that halts implementation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s [EPA’s] Clean Power Plan


Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-06) announced that two Malvern medical companies will be the recipients of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services federal grants


Congressman Lou Barletta, PA-11, today co-sponsored legislation to prohibit the Obama Administration from leasing a new $7.8 million, 11-story building near Washington, DC, which is being planned to house thousands of new government employees to process the president’s illegal executive actions on immigration. Barletta introduced the “No Office Space for Executive Amnesty Act” along with Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (TX-04).

Rothfus Supports Legislation To Invest In Critical Infrastructure

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] released the following statement after voting for H.R. 2577, the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Act of 2016

Hastings’ Statement on Amtrak Derailment in Philadelphia

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers and crew members who were on board the derailed Amtrak train last night. Words cannot express how sorry I am for those who lost loved ones and for those injured.

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick and Financial Services Leaders Discuss Highlights of Affordable Housing, Community Lending...

Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (R-Pa. 8th) participated in a roundtable discussion today with representatives of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) and other financial services leaders to discuss the current state of affordable housing and ways in which the future funding and supply of affordable housing stock can be enhanced. The discussion included issues of particular interest to the Bucks County and Delaware Valley area

Rothfus Gets Natural Gas Provision Passed To Keep Pennsylvania Energy Boom Going

Congressman Keith Rothfus [PA-12] got an amendment passed that prevents Washington from imposing additional barriers that negatively impact natural gas production and Pennsylvania jobs. The Rothfus Amendment passed by a vote of 232-172 and was included in FY 2016 Energy and Water Appropriations Act

Congressman Fattah Statement on Philadelphia Business/Union Coalition Proposal to Raise Real Estate Tax

Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), issued the following statement on a proposal by business, union, and civic leaders in Philadelphia to raise the real estate tax, which has the potential to create new jobs and supply additional funding for the city’s schools

Proposal to change Mortgage Interest Deduction

August 7, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) is expected to introduce the Housing Subsidy Fairness Act in early September. This bill would provide dedicated funding for the National Housing Trust Fund with savings generated by reform of the mortgage interest deduction.

Altmire Announces Housing Grants for Homeless Veterans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- U.S. Congressman Jason Altmire (PA-04) today announced that the Allegheny County Housing Authority and Housing Authority of the County of Butler will receive $293,898 in grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH). The award is part of a $72.6 million grant to public housing agencies across the country to provide permanent housing to the more than 10,000 homeless veterans in America.

Veterans Day is celebrated as HELP USA’s Brady Center opens to provide services for...

Philadelphia, PA - November 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Veteran’s Day was celebrated by Congressman Bob Brady (D., PA) at the dedication of the brand new Robert G. Brady Veterans Center at the HELP Philadelphia Homes, in Southwest Philadelphia.

Congressman Fattah Awards $1.49 Million in Affordable Housing Grants:

Philadelphia, PA - February 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-2) announced today that sponsors of affordable housing developments across the City of Philadelphia will receive a total of $1.49 million in grant money to help them complete their projects.

Congressman Thompson Helps Celebrate Opening of New Low-income Housing: Unique Financing Arrangement Makes Boalsburg...

Boalsburg, PA - January 5, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-05) joined community and economic development leaders today to celebrate the completion of Centre Estates I and II, an 80-unit low-income housing project in Centre County made possible through a unique financial arrangement involving some of Pennsylvania’s most prominent affordable housing organizations

Congressman Fattah Awards $844,000 in Affordable Housing Grants: Gaudenzia, NewCourtland, New Directions for Women...

Philadelphia, PA - November 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) today announced the awarding of $844,176 in grants from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh (FHLBank) to four new affordable housing projects in the city

Congressman Gerlach Marks 20th Anniversary of Affordable Housing Program: Community celebration cites $17.3 million...

Spring Township, PA - August 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA-06) marked the 20th Anniversary of the Affordable Housing Program (AHP) today with strong words of support and recognized 18 Pennsylvania banks for helping to bring $17.3 million in housing assistance to the region. The bankers made a recommitment to the program at today’s event.

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PHA To Use On-line Housing Applications For First Time

Philadelphia, PA - March 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Philadelphia Housing Authority announced today it would begin accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher Program on-line, through its Web site,

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Governor Wolf Outlines How Restore Pennsylvania Will Benefit Municipalities

Building on his commitment to support Pennsylvania’s communities, Governor Tom Wolf spoke at the Pennsylvania Municipal League’s Capitol Conference to outline how Restore Pennsylvania will benefit municipalities and overhaul Pennsylvania’s infrastructure.